The findings show hospital staff are exposed to an average of 350 alarms per bed, per day based on a sample from an intensive care unit at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. “That translates into thousands of alarms per unit and tens of thousands of alarms per hospital each and every day,” Wong said.
Almost nine out of 10 hospitals surveyed said they would increase their use of patient monitoring devices that incorporate capnography and/or pulse oximetry if they could reduce false alarms.
I post this because the challenge here is twofold; not just get rid of less-useful feedback noises, but also to improve the quality of the monitoring systems. The first problem is complex but easy to implement. The second is both complex and difficult.